Pakistan vs New Zealand, 1st Test, Day 4 at Abu Dhabi - As it Happened

Updated: 12 November 2014 19:45 IST

Live cricket score and ball-by-ball commentary from the fourth day of the first Test match between Pakistan and New Zealand at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.

Pakistan vs New Zealand, 1st Test, Day 4 at Abu Dhabi - As it Happened
Rahat Ali celebrates after striking vs New Zealand on Tuesday. © AP

New Zealand, set a daunting target of 480 runs to win, were facing defeat as they finished the fourth day of the first Test against Pakistan on 174-8 in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. Catch all the highlights of the match here: (SCORECARD)

At the crease were New Zealand's ninth wicket pair of Mark Craig (27) and Ish Sodhi (27) as they defied Pakistan in a 36-run stand.

New Zealand still need 306 runs while Pakistan need two wickets.

Pakistan declared their second innings at 175-2 with opener Mohammad Hafeez hitting an unbeaten 101 for his sixth Test hundred.

Brendon McCullum (39), Corey Anderson (23) and Kane Williamson (23) were the other run-getters.

Zulfiqar Babar, Yasir Shah and Rahat Ali took two wickets apiece.

Pakistan had made 566-3 declared in their first innings while New Zealand were bowled out for 262 in their first knock.

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Right then! That is all we have for you from this game. Three massive Test wins and Pakistan would be hungry for more. Batting is clicking, so is the bowling, just the fielding needs a bit of improvement. They would look to be clinical as the second Test approaches on Monday, 17th November, 2014 at 0600 GMT (1130 IST) at Dubai. Do join in then! Adios! take Care!

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Victorious Pakistan skipper MISBAH-UL-HAQ says that it is a great feeling to be part of the winning team, a young team, when no one expects them to do so well. On his own form, he thanks all his supporters for standing by him in trying and testing times. On his own feelings when times are not the best, he says self-belief is the key and also one needs to be patient as results do not come one's way every time. Says it helped him when he was not getting any runs in the Sri Lankan tour and the Australian ODI series. Does not want to give credit to any one individual but feels that the Younus-Azhar partnership in the first Test against Australia spurred everyone on, giving the team belief that they can beat Australia. And from then on, things have been going pretty well.

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This is a surprise. RAHAT ALI has been named the Man Of The Match! Rahat thanks the almighty for helping him earn his first Man Of The Match award. Praises his coaches for helping him bowl well. Adds that he did well in the Australia Tests too but wickets were not coming his way. Says that the plan was to bowl straight. Adds that Waqar and Mushtaq make him work hard (laughs) but it is helping him eventually!

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Some awards - 1. MOHAMMAD HAFEEZ - Master blaster for hitting the most number of boundaries in the match. 2. AHMED SHEHZAD - Best batsman of the match. 3. MISBAH-UL-HAQ - Most colourful innings of the match. 4 - RAHAT ALI - Fastest bowler of the match. 5. TOM LATHAM - Outstanding innings of the match.

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New Zealand captain BRENDON MCCULLUM is very happy with the way his young side fought in this Test match. Is proud of Latham for his century and congratulates Pakistan on their win. Praises his opposition fast bowlers for reversing the ball well and utilizing their talent brilliantly. Admits that spin is their (Kiwis') major threat but so is reverse swing. Feels that Pakistan have done well in the past in these conditions and it is difficult for teams coming in from outside due to the heat. Feels that some partnerships in the second innings gives them hope of doing better in the next Test. Adds that the pitch quickened up a touch on the second day but it was difficult to pick up wickets due to Pakistan's excellent start. Hopes to win the toss next time, bat well and bat big. Promises that New Zealand would perform better in the next Test.

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New Zealand had a few positives too. Sodhi and Craig bowled brilliantly in the first innings without any reward. Latham then made a gritty century. Unfortunately, there was nothing much in the second innings, apart from the half century from Sodhi and a little resistance from the tail. With this win, MISBAH now becomes the most successful captain for Pakistan in Tests with 15 victories, going past Imran Khan and Javed Miandad.

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Everything going right for Pakistan. The top 5 batsmen scoring over 80 in the first innings, then the bowlers helping gain a lead of 304, Hafeez getting back to form in the second innings with a century and in the end, another good bowling display to wrap the match up. Rahat, Babar and Yasir had a good match, finishing with 6, 5 and 4 wickets respectively.

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A comprehensive win for Pakistan then. Took a touch longer than they would have hoped but it is a big win nevertheless. Craig was dismissed quickly this morning but Boult and Sodhi frustrated Pakistan with the latter even reaching his half century. Eventually, the drinks break spoilt the momentum and Imran struck.

70.3
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Mohammad Imran Khan to Ish Sodhi

OUT! The decision stays as it is and it is victory for Pakistan! Third in a row! A terrific inswinger, coming in from outside off, Sodhi walks across to flick but misses and is hit right in front. Imran appeals and the umpire raises his finger! Sodhi takes the review and Hawk Eye confirms that the ball would have clipped leg stump, which means that the decision stays! PAKISTAN WIN BY 248 RUNS!

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Sodhi has been adjudged LBW! He takes the review but that looks close.

70.2
0

Mohammad Imran Khan to Ish Sodhi

Full and outside off, Sodhi looks to drive but gets an inside edge onto his pads.

70.1
0

Mohammad Imran Khan to Ish Sodhi

Full and down the leg side, Sodhi misses his flick and the keeper has to dive to his left to dive to stop.

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DRINKS on the field, an achievement in itself for New Zealand.

69.6
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Trent Boult

On leg stump, Trent comes forward and blocks.

69.5
1

Zulfiqar Babar to Ish Sodhi

Pitched on leg stump, once again IS goes back and steers it behind point for a single.

69.4
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Ish Sodhi

Short outside off, dabbed straight to point.

69.3
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Ish Sodhi

Oohhh... lovely bit of flight around middle, spinning away, Sodhi initially thinks of letting it go but then, pushes it away at the last moment.

69.2
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Ish Sodhi

Tossed up this time, Ish comes forward to block and gets an inside edge, which lands well short of short leg.

69.1
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Ish Sodhi

Full and just outside off, Sodhi defends it towards extra cover.

68.6
0

Mohammad Imran Khan to Trent Boult

A good ball, an inswinger, Boult gets across and flicks it uppishly but it does not carry to short mid-wicket.

68.5
0

Mohammad Imran Khan to Trent Boult

Good length ball around off, Boult is squared up a touch and manages to push it to the off side.

68.4
0

Mohammad Imran Khan to Trent Boult

A good length on middle and off, Boult pushes it to the bowler.

68.3
0

Mohammad Imran Khan to Trent Boult

Full and outside off, left alone.

68.2
0

Mohammad Imran Khan to Trent Boult

Outside off, left alone.

68.1
1

Mohammad Imran Khan to Ish Sodhi

A short ball outside off, dabbed towards point for a quick single.

67.6
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Trent Boult

Full and outside off, Boult comes forward and blocks.

67.5
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Trent Boult

Defended off the back foot by the batsman.

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50-run stand is up in just 74 balls!

67.4
3

Zulfiqar Babar to Ish Sodhi

More luck! Flighted outside off, Sodhi goes back and looks to swing but gets a top edge which goes over the slips to third man! Three runs taken, Sodhi into the 60s now!

67.3
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Ish Sodhi

How did that miss the leg stump? Fired down the leg side, Sodhi has a swing but misses. The ball just misses the leg stump.

67.2
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Ish Sodhi

The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.

67.1
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Ish Sodhi

Full and outside off, watchfully defended.

66.6
0

Mohammad Imran Khan to Trent Boult

Full and outside off, left alone.

66.5
0

Mohammad Imran Khan to Trent Boult

Full and wide outside off, Boult was expecting it to come in but it went the other way and he let it go.

66.4
0

Mohammad Imran Khan to Trent Boult

Full on middle, flicked straight to mid on.

66.3
0

Mohammad Imran Khan to Trent Boult

Full and outside off, coming in, Boult watches it come in and then lets it through. He smiles as he sees the ball come in.

66.2
1

Mohammad Imran Khan to Ish Sodhi

That is a bit sloppy from Sarfraz. A good bouncer on middle, Sodhi ducks but the ball swerves in, and lands short of the keeper who does not get his body behind it and the cherry rolls off his pads to fine leg. A bye taken.

66.1
0

Mohammad Imran Khan to Ish Sodhi

Outside off, Sodhi defends.

65.6
1

Zulfiqar Babar to Ish Sodhi

Short outside off, cut through point for a single.

65.5
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Ish Sodhi

Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.

65.4
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Ish Sodhi

TOP EDGE! WHO WILL CATCH IT? Oh dear... this is comedy. Tossed up around middle, Sodhi gets down to sweep but misses. The ball goes off the glove and lobs up in the air. Sarfraz spots it, looks to take the catch but then leaves it to Younus Khan from slip who thinks it is Sarfraz' catch! What is happening? Poor cricket.

65.3
2

Zulfiqar Babar to Ish Sodhi

A short ball around off, Sodhi goes back and works it through third man for a couple.

65.2
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Ish Sodhi

The batsman guides it to third man.

65.1
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Ish Sodhi

Tossed up outside off, Sodhi gets down and pushes it towards point.

64.6
1

Mohammad Imran Khan to Ish Sodhi

That is some style. Full outside off, Ish gets across and flicks it through fine leg for a single.

64.5
0

Mohammad Imran Khan to Ish Sodhi

Goes for the yorker, ends up bowling it full outside off, Ish looks to drive but gets a thick inside edge towards mid on.

64.4
0

Mohammad Imran Khan to Ish Sodhi

A good ball, angling in to the right hander, Sodhi gets across and works it straight to mid-wicket.

64.3
1

Mohammad Imran Khan to Trent Boult

Down the leg side, Boult flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.

64.2
0

Mohammad Imran Khan to Trent Boult

On middle and off, pushed straight to mid on.

64.1
0

Mohammad Imran Khan to Trent Boult

Full and down the leg side, Boult misses his flick.

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Misbah has had enough of this tail-ender fun. IMRAN KHAN is brought on.

63.6
0

Yasir Shah to Ish Sodhi

Short outside off, punched straight to short extra cover.

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Second Test Fifty for Sodhi!

63.5
6

Yasir Shah to Ish Sodhi

SIX! Ho ho ho! There it is! Gets it in style! Tossed up outside off, Sodhi gets down and slog sweeps it over mid-wicket and it goes all the way! The New Zealand dressing room applauds, the least likely player to score a 50 and Sodhi shows his bat to his mates. Nice to see Younus applaud from slip.

63.4
2

Yasir Shah to Ish Sodhi

More runs, a short ball outside off, IS goes back and punches it through the covers for a couple. Two away from the half century now.

63.3
4

Yasir Shah to Ish Sodhi

FOUR! Clout! A full toss on middle, Sodhi wallops it over mid-wicket and gets a boundary! Moves to 46 now!

63.2
0

Yasir Shah to Ish Sodhi

Excellently bowled, a wrong 'un outside off, jags back in, Ish defends in a hurry.

63.1
0

Yasir Shah to Ish Sodhi

Slowly tossed up around off, Sodhi watches it and then lets it go, watching it spinning past the off stump.

62.6
2

Zulfiqar Babar to Trent Boult

Full on middle, Boult gets down and cheekily sweeps it fine for a couple to end the over. This partnership is now worth 31.

62.5
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Trent Boult

Landed outside off, dabbed straight to slip. That did not miss the off stump by much!

62.4
4

Zulfiqar Babar to Trent Boult

FOUR! A cute shot. Full on middle, Boult gets down and sweeps it through fine leg for a boundary!

62.3
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Trent Boult

Comes from over the wicket, bowls it outside leg, Boult gets across and blocks it awkwardly.

62.2
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Trent Boult

On middle and off, pushed back to the bowler.

62.1
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Trent Boult

Full on off, Boult defends.

61.6
0

Yasir Shah to Ish Sodhi

The batsman defends it from within the crease.

61.5
2

Yasir Shah to Ish Sodhi

The wrong 'un, outside off, staying down, Sodhi pulls it through mid-wicket for a second.

61.4
0

Yasir Shah to Ish Sodhi

The batsman was beaten and missed the line of the delivery.

61.3
0

Yasir Shah to Ish Sodhi

A short ball outside off, Sodhi goes to cut but misses.

61.2
0

Yasir Shah to Ish Sodhi

An appeal and then a celebration, but the umpire shakes his head. Tossed up on the rough outside off, Sodhi has a wild swing but misses. The ball lobs off the keeper's pads and goes to second slip and the Pakistani fielders celebrate but the umpire shakes his head.

61.1
0

Yasir Shah to Ish Sodhi

Full on middle, Sodhi defends.

60.6
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Trent Boult

The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

60.5
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Trent Boult

Full on middle, Boult comes forward to defend but gets an inside edge which lands short of short leg.

60.4
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Trent Boult

The batsman defends it from within the crease.

60.3
4

Zulfiqar Babar to Trent Boult

FOUR! Cool shot! Tossed up on middle, Boult comes down the track and lofts it over the bowler for a boundary! That is 200 up for New Zealand, something to cheer about.

60.2
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Trent Boult

Full and outside off, watchfully defended.

60.1
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Trent Boult

Floated on middle, Boult comes down the track and defends.

59.6
0

Yasir Shah to Ish Sodhi

Landed outside off, dabbed to slip.

59.5
1

Yasir Shah to Trent Boult

There comes the reverse sweep, hit straight to Rahat Ali at point who fumbles and concedes the single.

59.4
0

Yasir Shah to Trent Boult

Defended off the back foot by the batsman.

59.3
0

Yasir Shah to Trent Boult

Full and outside off, Trent defends.

59.2
4

Yasir Shah to Trent Boult

FOUR! Clunk! Tossed up outside off, Boult gets down and whips it over mid-wicket for a boundary!

59.1
1

Yasir Shah to Ish Sodhi

Full outside off, Sodhi pushes the ball through the covers for a single.

58.6
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Trent Boult

Full outside off, Boult comes forward and has a half prod and the ball goes off the outside edge but lands short of a diving silly point.

58.5
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Trent Boult

The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.

58.4
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Trent Boult

EDGED! DOES NOT CARRY! Full outside off, spinning away slightly, Boult lunges to defend but the ball takes the outside edge, does not carry to slip. Hafeez dives from gully but the ball goes through and deflects off Misbah's foot towards short fine leg. Sodhi initially wants the single but then changes his mind.

58.3
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Trent Boult

Full and straight, well defended off the front foot.

58.2
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Trent Boult

On middle, pushed defensively towards mid on.

58.1
1

Zulfiqar Babar to Ish Sodhi

The arm ball outside off, rushing in, Sodhi lunges to defend but the ball goes off his inside edge towards square leg. A single taken.

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ZULFIQAR BABAR to bowl now.

57.6
3

Yasir Shah to Ish Sodhi

That is a nice shot! Full on middle, IS gets down and gently laps this through the vacant leg slip. Younus Khan chases it down but the batsmen have enough time to come back for the third, which means, Sodhi can keep the strike.

57.5
0

Yasir Shah to Ish Sodhi

Slowly tossed up outside off, Ish waits and then guides it straight to gully.

57.4
0

Yasir Shah to Ish Sodhi

Pitched outside off, Sodhi has another heave-ho and misses again, getting hit on the pads. A mild appeal from Sarfraz for LBW.

57.3
0

Yasir Shah to Ish Sodhi

A flatter ball on off, IS defends it watchfully towards point.

57.2
0

Yasir Shah to Ish Sodhi

Rush of blood, flighted outside off, Ish has a wild swing and misses comprehensively. That half century is on his mind...

57.1
0

Yasir Shah to Ish Sodhi

A slightly short ball outside off, turning away, Sodhi watches it carefully and steers it behind point. First the call is, "Yeah! Yeah!" then they change to "No! No!"

56.6
0

Rahat Ali to Trent Boult

A good ball to finish though, right on middle, stays low a touch, Boult crouches slightly to defend it towards mid on.

56.5
1

Rahat Ali to Ish Sodhi

Swinging down the leg side again, this over has not been the best from Rahat, Ish works it towards fine leg for one.

56.4
4

Rahat Ali to Ish Sodhi

FOUR! Good batting, pleasing to the eye. A length ball on middle and leg, Sodhi flicks it through square leg and gets a boundary.

56.3
1

Rahat Ali to Trent Boult

Full and swinging down the leg side, worked through short leg for a run.

56.2
0

Rahat Ali to Trent Boult

On middle, played towards short leg who has a shy at the striker's end and Boult has to hurry back.

56.1
1

Rahat Ali to Ish Sodhi

Full outside off, pushed through the covers for a single.

55.6
0

Yasir Shah to Trent Boult

That is well bowled and equally well played. The wrong 'un outside off, Boult comes forward and presses his bat down at the last moment to guide it to second slip.

55.5
2

Yasir Shah to Trent Boult

Prods forward to this one and gets an inside edge through square leg for a couple.

55.4
0

Yasir Shah to Trent Boult

HUGE APPEAL FOR A CATCH! Not out! Sarfraz is bemused, wants the review but an amused Misbah calms him down! A good one, tossed up outside off, Boult comes forward to defend but the ball spins past the outside edge. Sarfraz jumps up and down in excitement but the umpire just shakes his head. Then, the umpire chuckles as well!

55.3
0

Yasir Shah to Trent Boult

This is the straight one, outside off, angling in, Boult comes forward and defends.

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TRENT BOULT is the last man in.

55.2
W

Yasir Shah to Mark Donald Craig

OUT! Bowled! That has gone right through! This is another beauty from the leggie. Floated less wider this time outside off, Craig comes forward to drive through the off side but there is a big gap between bat and pad and the ball spins right through to hit the stumps! Pakistan just a wicket away from the win.

55.1
0

Yasir Shah to Mark Donald Craig

Beautiful start. Tossed up well outside off, Craig goes back to flick but the ball spins past the pads down the leg side.

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YASIR SHAH to bowl from the other end.

54.6
0

Rahat Ali to Ish Sodhi

This one is angled away from the right hander after pitching on off, Sodhi shoulders arms and the ball deviates a lot after pitching.

54.5
0

Rahat Ali to Ish Sodhi

Full and outside off, no swing or seam, watchfully left alone.

54.4
2

Rahat Ali to Ish Sodhi

That is a very good shot. Full on middle, Sodhi flicks it uppishly through square leg. Yasir Shah chases it down from fine leg, the batsmen take a couple, Sodhi comes half way down for the third but is sent back.

54.3
1

Rahat Ali to Mark Donald Craig

Similar shot, this time he gets it wide of mid off for a single.

54.2
0

Rahat Ali to Mark Donald Craig

Full and outside off, driven wide of mid off towards extra cover.

54.1
0

Rahat Ali to Mark Donald Craig

Full on middle, swinging in, pushed towards mid on.

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The players are out in the middle. Mark Craig to face first up as Rahat Ali gets the first use of the ball this morning.

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PITCH REPORT - "Docile", says Danny Morrison on air. New Zealand just need to bat properly. That was for the remaining two matches of this series. There will be turn and spinners should finish this off soon.

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WEATHER - It is a pleasant morning with a tinge of breeze. But conditions are expected to get hotter as the day progresses, if we play that long.

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It was yet another appalling day at the office for the Kiwis. First, Mohammad Hafeez announced himself back into form with a brilliant century, helping Pakistan set a target of 480. If that was not enough, New Zealand went into a slide to be 8 down. Just 2 wickets needed for Pakistan to wrap this match up. 30 minutes? An hour? A session? How long will this match last? May be option 2. Hello and a warm welcome to the opening session of the first Test of the 3-match series between Pakistan and New Zealand at Abu Dhabi.

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... DAY 5, SESSION 1 ...

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Earlier in the day, a sterling century by Hafeez helped Pakistan set a target of 480. They are improving with every passing game and tomorrow it should not take long for the bowlers to wrap it up. Do join us at 0600 GMT (1130 IST) tomorrow to watch the final rites of this Test. Adios! Take Care!

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McCullum and Latham got off to a flier but once the latter fell, it was just a matter of time before a collapse ensued. The top order could not convert their starts while the middle order was decimated. Rahat, Babar and Yasir took 2 wickets each and the team is just another 2 away from a win.

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The two spinners from New Zealand have taken this game into the final day. For how long though, not sure. An abysmal batting display by the Kiwis, totally subdued under pressure.

53.6
0

Yasir Shah to Ish Sodhi

Full and outside off, Sodhi comes forward and defends. THAT WILL BE STUMPS ON DAY 4!

53.5
0

Yasir Shah to Ish Sodhi

PITCHED OUTSIDE LEG, Sodhi looks to defend but the ball spins past the outside edge and hits the pads. Yasir appeals but that was pitched outside leg.

53.4
0

Yasir Shah to Ish Sodhi

EDGED! DOES NOT CARRY! Tossed up outside off, Sodhi pushes hard and gets an outside edge which lands short of second slip!

53.3
1

Yasir Shah to Mark Donald Craig

A touch short outside off, spinning in, Craig flicks it through square leg for a single.

53.2
0

Yasir Shah to Mark Donald Craig

On middle, Craig flicks it and it nearly carries to leg slip!

53.1
0

Yasir Shah to Mark Donald Craig

Full and outside off, Craig defends.

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YASIR SHAH to bowl the final over.

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Final over of the day. Can New Zealand survive? A wicket could extend the play by 30 minutes.

52.6
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Ish Sodhi

Full on middle, Sodhi comes forward and pushes it down.

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An umbrella field for Sodhi as Babar comes from over the wicket.

52.5
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Ish Sodhi

Full and just outside off, Sodhi offers a big stride in defense.

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The way Ross Taylor and Ish Sodhi have played in this Test so far, the latter seems to have a better batting technique.

52.4
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Ish Sodhi

The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

52.3
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Ish Sodhi

Goes right back in defense.

52.2
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Ish Sodhi

Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.

52.1
1

Zulfiqar Babar to Mark Donald Craig

Full and outside off, flicked towards square leg for a single.

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2 overs left in the day. Play could be extended if a wicket falls.

51.6
0

Mohammad Hafeez to Ish Sodhi

Pitched outside leg, Sodhi pads it away.

51.5
0

Mohammad Hafeez to Ish Sodhi

Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.

51.4
0

Mohammad Hafeez to Ish Sodhi

Full and just outside off, defended to the off side.

51.3
1

Mohammad Hafeez to Mark Donald Craig

Fullish on middle and leg, flicked wide of long on for a single.

51.2
0

Mohammad Hafeez to Mark Donald Craig

Full and on middle, Mark defends.

51.1
0

Mohammad Hafeez to Mark Donald Craig

A full toss on leg stump, Craig flicks it towards square leg.

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3 overs left in the day. Play could be extended if a wicket falls.

50.6
0

Yasir Shah to Ish Sodhi

Landed outside off, well played out.

50.5
0

Yasir Shah to Ish Sodhi

Full and outside off, Sodhi lunges to defend.

50.4
0

Yasir Shah to Ish Sodhi

The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.

50.3
4

Yasir Shah to Ish Sodhi

FOUR! More runs, this is another long hop, Sodhi pulls it behind square leg. Successive boundaries.

50.2
4

Yasir Shah to Ish Sodhi

FOUR! This is short and outside off, Sodhi goes back and cuts it behind point for a boundary!

50.1
0

Yasir Shah to Ish Sodhi

Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.

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4 overs left in the day. Play could be extended if a wicket falls.

49.6
1

Mohammad Hafeez to Ish Sodhi

Outside off, played through point for a single.

49.5
4

Mohammad Hafeez to Ish Sodhi

FOUR! Utter rubbish, a short ball miles down the leg side, Sodhi pulls this towards fine leg for a boundary!

49.4
0

Mohammad Hafeez to Ish Sodhi

The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

49.3
0

Mohammad Hafeez to Ish Sodhi

Pitched outside leg, Sodhi misses his flick and is hit on the pads. Hafeez appeals but it is negated.

49.2
0

Mohammad Hafeez to Ish Sodhi

Goes right back in his crease and defends.

49.1
0

Mohammad Hafeez to Ish Sodhi

The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

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MOHAMMAD HAFEEZ is back on.

48.6
0

Yasir Shah to Mark Donald Craig

NOT OUT. Floated outside off, Craig pushes it from his crease but misses. The ball goes through to the keeper who appeals but the umpire shakes his head. Replays confirm that there was no outside edge.

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There has been an appeal made for a catch, not given, Pakistan take the UDRS.

48.5
1

Yasir Shah to Ish Sodhi

Full on middle, pushed through mid on for a run.

48.4
0

Yasir Shah to Ish Sodhi

The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

48.3
0

Yasir Shah to Ish Sodhi

Full and outside off, well defended.

48.2
0

Yasir Shah to Ish Sodhi

Played to the point region by the batsman.

48.1
1

Yasir Shah to Mark Donald Craig

Full and down the leg side, Craig flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.

47.6
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Ish Sodhi

Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.

47.5
1

Zulfiqar Babar to Mark Donald Craig

Short outside off, Craig goes back and looks to cut, but gets a bottom edge which goes through Younus Khan's legs and the batsmen take a single.

47.4
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Mark Donald Craig

Floated outside off, Craig blocks it out.

47.3
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Mark Donald Craig

The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.

47.2
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Mark Donald Craig

Full and outside off, watchfully defended.

47.1
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Mark Donald Craig

The batsman works it down the leg side.

46.6
2

Yasir Shah to Ish Sodhi

Full and down the leg side, Sodhi works it through square leg for a couple.

46.5
0

Yasir Shah to Ish Sodhi

The batsman just manages to keep the yorker out. Good ball bowled by the bowler.

46.4
4

Yasir Shah to Ish Sodhi

FOUR! Short and outside off, Sodhi goes back to cut but gets a bottom edge which goes behind point.

46.3
1

Yasir Shah to Mark Donald Craig

The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. One run added to the total.

46.2
0

Yasir Shah to Mark Donald Craig

Full and on middle, Craig lunges to defend but the ball goes off his pads lobs to short leg.

46.1
0

Yasir Shah to Mark Donald Craig

Down the leg side, Craig misses his flick.

45.6
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Ish Sodhi

Appeal for a catch, Sodhi looks to flick but misses and the ball goes off his pads to second slip.

45.5
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Ish Sodhi

The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.

45.4
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Ish Sodhi

Full and straight, Ish defends it back to the bowler.

45.3
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Ish Sodhi

Landed outside off, Sodhi pushes it to silly point.

45.2
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Ish Sodhi

The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.

45.1
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Ish Sodhi

Full outside off, driven straight to mid off.

44.6
0

Rahat Ali to Mark Donald Craig

Full and outside off, Craig defends.

44.5
0

Rahat Ali to Mark Donald Craig

Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.

44.4
0

Rahat Ali to Mark Donald Craig

Comes in from outside off, Craig misses his flick and is hit on the pads.

44.3
0

Rahat Ali to Mark Donald Craig

Outside off, left alone.

44.2
2

Rahat Ali to Mark Donald Craig

The batsman works it down the leg side. Two runs added to the total.

44.1
0

Rahat Ali to Mark Donald Craig

Full and outside off, Craig defends.

43.6
1

Zulfiqar Babar to Mark Donald Craig

The batsman works it down the leg side. They pick up a single.

43.5
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Mark Donald Craig

The ball is way wide on the leg side but the batsman still goes after it.

43.4
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Mark Donald Craig

Full and outside off, Craig blocks it out.

43.3
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Mark Donald Craig

The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

43.2
1

Zulfiqar Babar to Ish Sodhi

Tossed up outside off, Sodhi pushes hard but it is the arm ball goes off the inside edge towards square leg. A single taken.

43.1
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Ish Sodhi

Full and outside off, watchfully defended.

42.6
0

Yasir Shah to Mark Donald Craig

The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.

42.5
0

Yasir Shah to Mark Donald Craig

Full and outside off, defended watchfully.

42.4
0

Yasir Shah to Mark Donald Craig

The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot.

42.3
0

Yasir Shah to Mark Donald Craig

Floated outside off, Craig hangs back to block.

42.2
0

Yasir Shah to Mark Donald Craig

The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

42.1
0

Yasir Shah to Mark Donald Craig

Tossed up outside off, Craig defends.

41.6
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Ish Sodhi

The batsman defends it from within the crease.

41.5
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Ish Sodhi

Outside off, left alone.

41.4
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Ish Sodhi

Full and outside off, Sodhi defends.

41.3
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Ish Sodhi

Short outside off, cut towards point.

41.2
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Ish Sodhi

The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

41.1
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Ish Sodhi

Tossed up slowly outside off, Sodhi defends.

40.6
0

Yasir Shah to Mark Donald Craig

Fullish and outside off, Craig blocks again.

40.5
0

Yasir Shah to Mark Donald Craig

Goes back in his crease and defends.

40.4
0

Yasir Shah to Mark Donald Craig

Defended off the back foot by the batsman.

40.3
0

Yasir Shah to Mark Donald Craig

Landed outside off, spinning in, Craig looks to flick but misses and the ball goes off his pads towards short leg.

40.2
1

Yasir Shah to Ish Sodhi

That is another short ball and Sodhi cuts again, this time in front of point. Zulfiqar Babar picks up and in running motion, fires a throw at the non-striker's end and hits bull's eye! These are small victories - the entire team is applauding Babar!

40.1
4

Yasir Shah to Ish Sodhi

FOUR! That is a poor delivery. Sodhi can play the short ball alright. Cuts it behind point and there is no one in the deep.

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YASIR SHAH comes back on to finish this innings, day and match off.

39.6
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Mark Donald Craig

Full on middle, pushed back to the bowler.

39.5
1

Zulfiqar Babar to Ish Sodhi

Outside off, squeezed behind point for a single.

39.4
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Ish Sodhi

The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

39.3
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Ish Sodhi

Full and outside off, Sodhi squeezes it towards second slip.

39.2
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Ish Sodhi

Full and just outside off, well defended.

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ISH SODHI walks out to bat at number 10, replacing Southee. Will he look to hang around, as he did in the first innings, or think of some shopping tomorrow?

39.1
W

Zulfiqar Babar to Tim Southee

OUT! Bamboozled! 1000 Test runs for Southee will have to wait! Beautifully tossed up on middle, Southee comes forward to defend but the ball spins just enough to beat the outside edge and hits the top of middle stump! Pakistan 2 wickets away from a hat-trick of victories.

38.6
4

Mohammad Imran Khan to Mark Donald Craig

FOUR! Good shot! Fullish on middle, Craig flicks it wide of mid on and the ball sprints to the mid-wicket boundary!

38.5
0

Mohammad Imran Khan to Mark Donald Craig

Back of a length around middle, Craig defends.

38.4
0

Mohammad Imran Khan to Mark Donald Craig

The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

38.3
0

Mohammad Imran Khan to Mark Donald Craig

CLOSE! On a good length around middle and off, Craig hangs his bat outside the line and the ball goes past the inside edge and just misses the off stump! As a bowler, Imran would feel, "I bowl good balls and they miss the edges and the stumps. How does Rahat get one off the pads? What more do I need to do to pick up wickets?" Have patience, my dear bowler. This is a team effort. Sometimes, your hard work results in your team mates getting wickets. Your time will come soon.

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Tim Southee is 78 runs short of 1000 Test runs. This match will give him a good opportunity to get closer. By the way, he can get it by the time the third Test starts. What say?

38.2
0

Mohammad Imran Khan to Mark Donald Craig

Full and outside off, driven towards extra cover. Southee wants the single but is sent back.

38.1
2

Mohammad Imran Khan to Mark Donald Craig

Full and down the leg side, Craig flicks it through square leg for a couple.

37.6
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Tim Southee

This is the arm ball, Southee does not spot it and lets it go. The ball goes past the pads.

37.5
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Tim Southee

Landed outside off, spinning away, Southee shoulders arms.

37.4
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Tim Southee

Tossed up outside off, watchfully defended to the off side.

37.3
1

Zulfiqar Babar to Mark Donald Craig

Fullish in line of the stumps this time, Craig pushes it through mid on and gets a single.

37.2
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Mark Donald Craig

Full and outside off, dead-batted in front of silly point.

37.1
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Mark Donald Craig

Southee survives a run out appeal. A full toss outside off, Craig drives it back to the bowler who parries it onto the stumps. He appeals and the umpire refers it upstairs. Replays show that Southee's bat was in the crease.

36.6
0

Mohammad Imran Khan to Tim Southee

A length ball on middle, Southee goes for the pull but misses and is hit on the pads. That was going down.

36.5
4

Mohammad Imran Khan to Tim Southee

FOUR! That is a good shot! Length outside off, Southee punches it dead straight, right through the legs of the bowler and bisects mid on and mid off.

36.4
0

Mohammad Imran Khan to Tim Southee

The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

36.3
0

Mohammad Imran Khan to Tim Southee

Oohh.... close call, full and outside off, swinging in, Southee looks to flick but misses and is hit on the pads. Imran appeals in jubilation but that had a thick piece of wood on it.

36.2
0

Mohammad Imran Khan to Tim Southee

Landed outside off, well defended.

36.1
1

Mohammad Imran Khan to Mark Donald Craig

Full on middle, Craig flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.

35.6
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Tim Southee

Flighted outside off, Southee swings hard but misses again.

35.5
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Tim Southee

Full and outside off, pushed straight to the man at cover.

35.4
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Tim Southee

Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.

35.3
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Tim Southee

Outside off, Southee goes for a big booming cover drive but misses.

35.2
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Tim Southee

Full and outside off, Southee pushes inside the line and gets a thick outside edge which lands short of second slip.

35.1
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Tim Southee

Outside off, Southee pushes and misses.

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ZULFIQAR BABAR is back on.

34.6
4

Mohammad Imran Khan to Mark Donald Craig

FOUR! Full on middle, Craig flicks it through square leg and gets a boundary!

34.5
0

Mohammad Imran Khan to Mark Donald Craig

Full and on middle, Craig pushes it to mid on.

34.4
1

Mohammad Imran Khan to Tim Southee

Fullish outside off, pushed through the covers for a single.

34.3
0

Mohammad Imran Khan to Tim Southee

The batsman defends it from within the crease.

34.2
0

Mohammad Imran Khan to Tim Southee

Excellent yorker outside off, Southee digs it out.

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TIM SOUTHEE comes in at number 9, replacing Anderson.

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DRINKS are on the field.

34.1
W

Mohammad Imran Khan to Corey Anderson

OUT! That is plumb, just plumb! This is what happens when you play in New Zealand and then do not adjust outside. The wickets over there are usually good, support true bounce while the ones away, especially in the sub-continent, need not be necessarily so. It pitched on a good length, around middle, Anderson trusts the bounce, expects the ball to go over the top and shoulders arms. Crash. The ball hits him flush on the pads. Anderson does not even want to take the review and walks off, disconsolate. Oh dear... what does Hawk Eye show? PITCHED OUTSIDE LEG! Corey, o Corey, why didn't thou take the review? At least, you could have pushed the game till tomorrow.

33.6
0

Mohammad Hafeez to Mark Donald Craig

Full and outside off, driven straight to mid off.

33.5
0

Mohammad Hafeez to Mark Donald Craig

The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.

33.4
0

Mohammad Hafeez to Mark Donald Craig

Outside off, Craig pushes inside the line but is beaten as the ball spins past the outside edge.

33.3
0

Mohammad Hafeez to Mark Donald Craig

The batsman rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball.

33.2
0

Mohammad Hafeez to Mark Donald Craig

Excellent yorker on middle, well dug out.

33.1
1

Mohammad Hafeez to Corey Anderson

A short ball outside off, Anderson goes back and punches it through the covers for a single.

32.6
4

Rahat Ali to Mark Donald Craig

FOUR! That is a good shot. Full outside off, Craig comes forward and drives it through mid on for a boundary!

32.5
0

Rahat Ali to Mark Donald Craig

A bouncer outside off, Craig ducks.

32.4
0

Rahat Ali to Mark Donald Craig

The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

32.3
1

Rahat Ali to Corey Anderson

Full and down the leg side, Anderson flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.

32.2
0

Rahat Ali to Corey Anderson

The ball is down the leg side but the batsman still goes after it.

32.1
0

Rahat Ali to Corey Anderson

Full and outside off, Anderson pushes it back to the bowler.

31.6
0

Mohammad Hafeez to Mark Donald Craig

The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

31.5
0

Mohammad Hafeez to Mark Donald Craig

Full and outside off, well blocked out.

31.4
0

Mohammad Hafeez to Mark Donald Craig

The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

31.3
0

Mohammad Hafeez to Mark Donald Craig

A length ball outside off, defended solidly.

31.2
1

Mohammad Hafeez to Corey Anderson

Gets across and flicks it from middle stump towards mid-wicket for a single. That was a touch dangerous. Had he missed it, he was a goner.

31.1
0

Mohammad Hafeez to Corey Anderson

On a good length just outside off, Anderson defends.

30.6
2

Rahat Ali to Mark Donald Craig

Full and down the leg side, Craig flicks it through the legs of short leg for a couple.

30.5
0

Rahat Ali to Mark Donald Craig

Outside off, Craig lets it through.

30.4
0

Rahat Ali to Mark Donald Craig

Excellent delivery, full and straight, Craig defends it towards short mid-wicket.

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MARK CRAIG is out at number 8, replacing Watling. Psst... psst... what are the chances of the game finishing today? 70 percent?

30.3
W

Rahat Ali to Bradley Watling

OUT! Bowled off his pads! On the previous ball, there was a comment which said "The innings is crumbling." Now, what needs to be written is. "The innings is decimating." Not the greatest of deliveries, down the leg side, Watling gets across to flick but misses. Unluckily for him, the ball goes off his pads but instead of missing the leg stump, hits the leg stump! Watling is shocked. So are New Zealand. Signs are in for a massive, massive defeat.

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BJ WATLING walks in at number 7, replacing Neesham. This is effectively the last batting pair at the crease.

30.2
W

Rahat Ali to James Neesham

OUT! Caught behind! The innings is crumbling now. On a good length wide outside off, could have been left alone, should have been left alone, but Neesham needlessly has a poke at it and gets a thick edge behind. Simple catch for Sarfraz.

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Nelson has struck for New Zealand and one just feels that this match may not last the distance. Just this one pair and Watling to come, in terms of proper batsmen, then the tail. Irresponsible shot from Williamson. He should have covered the line.

30.1
1

Rahat Ali to Corey Anderson

Yorker length on middle and leg, Anderson flicks it towards fine leg for a single.

29.6
0

Mohammad Hafeez to James Neesham

Tossed up outside off, defended towards silly point.

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JIMMY NEESHAM walks in at number 6, replacing Williamson.

29.5
W

Mohammad Hafeez to Kane Williamson

OUT! Stumped! Hafeez gets rid of Willy! Boy, this is a massive wicket. Beautifully tossed up around off, Williamson comes down the track but is not to the pitch of the ball. Also, he expects the ball to turn but it doesn't and goes straight on. Sarfraz does not mess up and completes an easy stumping. Williamson looks back at the pitch but that is just a good ball by the bowler, outsmarting the batsman.

29.4
0

Mohammad Hafeez to Kane Williamson

Full on middle, flicked straight to short mid-wicket.

29.3
1

Mohammad Hafeez to Corey Anderson

Another one on the pads, Corey sweeps it through square leg for a single.

29.2
0

Mohammad Hafeez to Corey Anderson

Around middle, Anderson lunges to defend.

29.1
2

Mohammad Hafeez to Corey Anderson

Full and down the leg side, 86.6 kph, Anderson gets down and sweeps it through fine leg for a couple.

28.6
0

Rahat Ali to Kane Williamson

Good length on middle, Williamson tucks it towards mid-wicket but not in the gap.

28.5
0

Rahat Ali to Kane Williamson

Fullish on off, goes away, Williamson defends it off the edge towards covers.

28.4
1

Rahat Ali to Corey Anderson

Fuller on off, Anderson gets an edge through the square leg region for a single.

28.3
0

Rahat Ali to Corey Anderson

Ouch! Fuller on middle and leg, Anderson looks to clip it but misses it. The players appeal but the umpire says no. Misbah comes over to have a talk but does not go for the review. The replays shows that he was right since Anderson was hit on his back leg and it was heading down leg.

28.2
0

Rahat Ali to Corey Anderson

Rahat spears in a fuller one down the leg side, Anderson cannot clip it even if he wished to. That was too wide and it kept going away. The keeper, Ahemd did well to go to his left and then dive to collect the ball.

28.1
0

Rahat Ali to Corey Anderson

Fuller on off, Anderson defends it off his crease.

27.6
0

Mohammad Hafeez to Kane Williamson

Quicker on off, Williamson works it through the on side but not in the gap.

27.5
2

Mohammad Hafeez to Kane Williamson

Fullish outside off, Williamson slinks down the wicket and drives it through extra cover for a brace.

27.4
0

Mohammad Hafeez to Kane Williamson

Williamson stays back and defends it.

27.3
3

Mohammad Hafeez to Corey Anderson

Floated on off, Anderson sits down and sweeps it through mid-wicket for a triple.

27.2
0

Mohammad Hafeez to Corey Anderson

Flatter on off, Anderson comes forward and defends it back down the wicket.

27.1
0

Mohammad Hafeez to Corey Anderson

Fuller outside off, Anderson mistimes his drive back to the bowler.

26.6
0

Rahat Ali to Kane Williamson

Fullish outside off, too wide to tempt Kane into a shot.

26.5
0

Rahat Ali to Kane Williamson

On a length on middle, Williamson nudges it towards the on side off his crease.

26.4
0

Rahat Ali to Kane Williamson

Fullish on off, comes in just a bit, Williamson has covered the line and defends it.

26.3
0

Rahat Ali to Kane Williamson

Another full delivery angled across on a fuller length, Williamson lets it go through.

26.2
0

Rahat Ali to Kane Williamson

Slanted across on a fuller length, Williamson is happy to let it go through.

26.1
0

Rahat Ali to Kane Williamson

Fuller length outside off, left alone by Williamson.

25.6
4

Mohammad Hafeez to Corey Anderson

FOUR! Poor ball, good shot! Shorter outside off, Anderson does not miss out and this time he goes back to pull it over mid-wicket for a boundary. The ball just trickles into the ropes.

25.5
0

Mohammad Hafeez to Corey Anderson

Flatter on off, defended by Anderson coming forward.

25.4
0

Mohammad Hafeez to Corey Anderson

Outside off, Anderson lunges forward and works it towards the on side.

25.3
0

Mohammad Hafeez to Corey Anderson

Fuller on off, Anderson plays it back to the bowler.

25.2
0

Mohammad Hafeez to Corey Anderson

Short outside off, Anderson looks to smack it through mid on, but he mistimes his shot.

25.1
1

Mohammad Hafeez to Kane Williamson

Shorter on middle, Williamson works it through square leg for a single.

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Mohammad Hafeez comes on for a spell.

24.6
0

Rahat Ali to Corey Anderson

Fullish on off, Anderson pushes it towards mid-wicket.

24.5
0

Rahat Ali to Corey Anderson

Fuller outside off, Anderson looks to defend but gets an edge towards the off side.

24.4
0

Rahat Ali to Corey Anderson

Good length outside off, Anderson looks to defend but gets an edge towards the off side.

24.3
3

Rahat Ali to Kane Williamson

On a length outside off, Williamson rides the bounce and punches it through extra cover for a triple.

24.2
0

Rahat Ali to Kane Williamson

On the pads, down the leg side, Williamson looks to clip it but misses.

24.1
0

Rahat Ali to Kane Williamson

On a length on middle, Williamson nudges it towards short mid-wicket.

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Rahat Ali back into the attack.

23.6
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Corey Anderson

Fuller on off, Anderson leans forward and defends it.

23.5
1

Zulfiqar Babar to Kane Williamson

Flatter on middle, Williamson works it towards mid-wicket and take a quick single as Rahat throws the ball at the non-striker's end but Kane was home.

23.4
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Kane Williamson

Floated on off, Williamson comes forward and defends it watchfully.

23.3
4

Zulfiqar Babar to Kane Williamson

FOUR! Too good from Kane! Slanted outside off, Williamson stands tall and times his punch through extra cover for a boundary.

23.2
4

Zulfiqar Babar to Kane Williamson

FOUR! Top shot! Shorter outside off, Williamson goes back and punches it back down the ground for a boundary. That was really well hit!

23.1
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Kane Williamson

Too full on middle, Williamson drives it towards covers.

22.6
0

Yasir Shah to Corey Anderson

Slanted on off, Anderson covers the line of that one and defends it back.

22.5
0

Yasir Shah to Corey Anderson

Shorter this time and Anderson hangs back to defend that one.

22.4
0

Yasir Shah to Corey Anderson

Floated on off, Anderson comes down the wicket and defends it back down the wicket.

22.3
2

Yasir Shah to Corey Anderson

Landed outside off, Anderson reaches out, takes it on the full and sweeps it through square leg for a couple.

22.2
0

Yasir Shah to Corey Anderson

Outside off, Anderson looks to sweep it through the on side but is hit on his body.

22.1
0

Yasir Shah to Corey Anderson

Anderson comes forward and defends it.

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The battle is going to be with Williamson here. He is too good a player of spin bowling.

21.6
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Kane Williamson

Flatter on middle and leg, Williamson stays back and keeps it out.

21.5
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Kane Williamson

Too full on off, Williamson looks to drive it through the off side but gets an edge towards mid on.

21.4
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Kane Williamson

Williamson comes forward and turns it to the on side.

21.3
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Kane Williamson

Floated on off, Williamson comes forward and defends it with an edge but that was played with soft hands.

21.2
1

Zulfiqar Babar to Corey Anderson

Fuller on off, Anderson almost drives it back to the bowler. They take a single as the bowler fails to get a hand to it.

21.1
2

Zulfiqar Babar to Corey Anderson

Fuller on off, Anderson sits down and sweeps it through square leg for a couple of runs.

20.6
0

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson

Landed on middle, Williamson comes forward and defends it.

20.5
0

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson

Another defense from Williamson coming forward.

20.4
0

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson

Shorter outside off, cut through the off side off the crease.

20.3
0

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson

Fuller on off, Williamson comes forward and defends it.

20.2
0

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson

Floated on middle, Williamson comes forward and defends it.

20.1
4

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson

FOUR! Shot Williamson! Shorter outside off, Williamson goes back and cuts it through the point region past Babar for a boundary.

19.6
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Corey Anderson

Shorter outside off, Anderson fends it just short of the short leg fielder.

19.5
1

Zulfiqar Babar to Kane Williamson

Too full on off, pushed towards mid off for a single presenting the full face of the bat.

19.4
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Kane Williamson

Floated on off, Williamson comes forward and defends it.

19.3
1

Zulfiqar Babar to Corey Anderson

On off, Anderson drives it through mid on for a single.

19.2
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Corey Anderson

Fuller on off, Anderson leans across and turns it towards the on side.

19.1
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Corey Anderson

Floated on off, Anderson comes forward and defends it.

18.6
0

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson

Fullish on middle and leg, Williamson goes onto his back foot an defends.

18.5
0

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson

Flighted on middle and off, Williamson defends it off his front foot.

18.4
2

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson

Shortish around off, Williamson punches it through covers for a couple.

18.3
0

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson

Fullish around off, Williamson comes onto his front foot and defends.

18.2
1

Yasir Shah to Corey Anderson

On middle, Anderson sweeps it through square leg and takes a single.

18.1
1

Yasir Shah to Kane Williamson

Fullish on off, Williamson drives it through covers for a single and gets off the mark.

17.6
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Corey Anderson

Flighted ball, Anderson drives it to mid off.

17.5
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Corey Anderson

The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

17.4
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Corey Anderson

Loopy delivery on off, Anderson lunges forward and blocks it.

17.3
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Corey Anderson

On the pads, the batsman works it down the leg side.

17.2
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Corey Anderson

Tossed up around off, Anderson defends it off the front foot.

17.1
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Corey Anderson

Full and floated on middle, Anderson defends it off the front foot.

16.6
1

Yasir Shah to Corey Anderson

A bit short on the pads, Anderson works it to square leg for a single.

16.5
0

Yasir Shah to Corey Anderson

Anderson defends the ball off the back foot.

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Welcome back for the final session. Pakistan have already managed to take 3 wickets and will look for more in this session. Corey Anderson is the new man in and will take the strike, Yasir Shah to continue his over.

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Day 4, Session 3...

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Session Pakistan again! The hosts continue to tighten their grip around the visitors' neck. Hafeez came out attacking and got to his ton. Pakistan declared on 175 as soon as Hafeez got to his ton. But none of us expected this reply from New Zealand. The Kiwi skipper McCullum led them well with a positive knock and just when Pakistan would have started to worry about him he was dismissed. But before he went, Latham departed to a very good catch off Babar. Taylor was dismissed as well at the stroke of Tea and they are in a spot of bother here. The Kiwis will have to work their way through here. Do join us in a while for the final session of play.

16.4
W

Yasir Shah to Ross Taylor

OUT! Plumb in front! Floated on off and middle, Taylor looks to defend it without covering the line of the ball and misses. The players appeal and the umpire upholds the appeal. Taylor comes over to have a talk with Williamson but smartly they do not go for the review since it was plumb. This is poor from a guy with experience of Taylor. At this stage of your career, if you do not know how to play spin, it is embarrasing. And that is also TEA, Day 4!

16.3
0

Yasir Shah to Ross Taylor

Flatter on off, Taylor comes forward and defends it.

16.2
0

Yasir Shah to Ross Taylor

Shorter on off, Taylor defends it off his crease.

16.1
4

Yasir Shah to Ross Taylor

FOUR! Fuller on off, Taylor waits for it and drives it through the mid off region for a boundary.

15.6
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Kane Williamson

Fuller on off, Williamson comes forward and just dead bats it.

15.5
3

Zulfiqar Babar to Ross Taylor

Shorter outside off, Taylor cuts it hard through the point region. Shah gives chase and keeps the ball in play. 3 runs taken.

15.4
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Ross Taylor

Babar bowls the slider on middle, Taylor looks to clip it through the on side but misses. Mild appeal turned down since it was heading down leg.

15.3
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Ross Taylor

Slanted on off, Taylor goes back and defends it off his back foot.

15.2
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Ross Taylor

Fuller on off, Taylor pushes it towards covers with hard hands.

15.1
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Ross Taylor

Floated on off, turns away and Taylor is beaten all ends up as the ball turns away at the last moment. Suddenly it is turning and doing things.

14.6
1

Yasir Shah to Ross Taylor

Taylor gets off the pair with a single towards mid on.

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Ross Taylor walks in to bat.

14.5
W

Yasir Shah to Brendon McCullum

OUT! PLUMB! Flatter on middle, McCullum waits on his back foot to play that one but misses and is struck plumb in front of the stumps. The players appeal but the batsman himself walks off himself and the umpire upholds the appeal. What a strike for Pakistan and suddenly everything looks gloomy for the Kiwis again.

14.4
0

Yasir Shah to Brendon McCullum

Short outside off, pushed to covers.

14.3
0

Yasir Shah to Brendon McCullum

Tossed up on middle, McCullum looks to work it through but misses. Keeper appeals and result is well known to all, not out!

14.2
0

Yasir Shah to Brendon McCullum

Floated on off, McCullum comes forward and defends it with his bat and pad together. Loud appeal turned down by the umpire since he was hit outside off.

14.1
4

Yasir Shah to Brendon McCullum

FOUR! Cut away! Shorter outside off, McCullum goes back and cuts it hard through the point region for a boundary.

13.6
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Kane Williamson

Tossed up on off, Kane pushes it towards covers but not in the gap.

13.5
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Kane Williamson

Fuller on off, Williamson comes forward and defends it.

13.4
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Kane Williamson

Rock solid defense from Williamson.

13.3
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Kane Williamson

NOT OUT! Pakistan waste a review! Floated outside off, Kane comes forward to defend but is beaten all ends up. Loud appeal turned down by the umpire. Babar convinces Misbah to go for the review but the replays show that there was no bat involved there and Williamson stays on. What a waste of a review that, one Shane Watson, Stuart Broad would be proud of.

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Pakistan review as Williamson is given not out for a caught behind appeal.

13.2
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Kane Williamson

Williamson defends one back down the wicket.

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Kane Williamson is the new man in.

13.1
W

Zulfiqar Babar to Tom Latham

OUT! What a catch! Floated outside off, Latham looks to sweep it. The ball takes the top edge and travels towards deep backward square leg. Yasir Shah runs in, dives forward and takes a really good one handed catch towards long leg. That is a really good catch and Pakistan have broken through at last. Latham is not happy at all, both he and McCullum were batting very well.

12.6
0

Yasir Shah to Brendon McCullum

McCullum defends this one off his back foot.

12.5
0

Yasir Shah to Brendon McCullum

Shorter outside off, McCullum cuts it to point.

12.4
1

Yasir Shah to Tom Latham

Punched through covers for a single.

12.3
0

Yasir Shah to Tom Latham

Latham works one off his pads to the on side.

12.2
1

Yasir Shah to Brendon McCullum

Very full outside off, McCullum drives it through mid off for a single.

12.1
1

Yasir Shah to Tom Latham

Fuller outside off, Latham sweeps it through square leg for a single.

11.6
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Brendon McCullum

Flatter on middle, McCullum comes forward and defends it with an edge.

11.5
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Brendon McCullum

McCullum comes forward and drives it to covers.

11.4
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Brendon McCullum

Drives it through mid off.

11.3
4

Zulfiqar Babar to Brendon McCullum

FOUR! Nice shot! Flatter on off, McCullum clips it through the mid-wicket region for another boundary. Baz is going after the bowling!

11.2
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Brendon McCullum

Slanted on off, McCullum plays it back to the bowler.

11.1
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Brendon McCullum

Fuller outside off, McCullum comes forward and defends it.

10.6
0

Yasir Shah to Tom Latham

Short on off, Latham goes back and defends it.

10.5
3

Yasir Shah to Brendon McCullum

Short outside off, McCullum top edges his pull over mid-wicket for a triple. FIRST 50 RUNS OPENING PARTNERSHIP IN 16 INNINGS.

10.4
0

Yasir Shah to Brendon McCullum

Goes back and defends it.

10.3
0

Yasir Shah to Brendon McCullum

McCullum stands tall and defends it.

10.2
0

Yasir Shah to Brendon McCullum

Flatter outside off, McCullum gets an edge towards the off side.

10.1
0

Yasir Shah to Brendon McCullum

Shorter outside off, left alone by McCullum.

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Yasir Shah into the attack.

9.6
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Tom Latham

Latham goes back and defends it.

9.5
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Tom Latham

Latham goes back and defends this one.

9.4
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Tom Latham

Flatter on off, Latham defends it.

9.3
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Tom Latham

Flatter on the pads, Latham works it towards the on side.

9.2
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Tom Latham

Latham looks to sweep but does not connect well.

9.1
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Tom Latham

Shorter outside off, Latham goes back and defends it back to the bowler.

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DRINKS!

8.6
0

Mohammad Imran Khan to Brendon McCullum

Good length on off, defended back to the bowler.

8.5
4

Mohammad Imran Khan to Brendon McCullum

FOUR! ONE MORE FOR THE TEXT BOOK LOVERS! Fuller outside off, McCullum just stands tall and drives it magnificently past the mid off fielder for a boundary. A shot any player who dream of playing!

8.4
0

Mohammad Imran Khan to Brendon McCullum

Fuller outside off, McCullum comes forward and defends it with an edge.

8.3
0

Mohammad Imran Khan to Brendon McCullum

Good length on off, McCullum stands tall and defends it.

8.2
4

Mohammad Imran Khan to Brendon McCullum

FOUR! NOBODY MOVED! Fuller on off, McCullum just stands and drives it hard through the extra cover region for a boundary. That raced away to the ropes and he held the pose for the photographers. Superb shot!

8.1
0

Mohammad Imran Khan to Brendon McCullum

Fuller on off, McCullum comes forward and defends it.

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Hafeez is warming up, he may see him soon.

7.6
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Tom Latham

Fuller on off, Latham comes forward and defends it.

7.5
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Tom Latham

Shorter outside off, worked towards the on side by Latham.

7.4
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Tom Latham

Shorter outside off, Latham stays back and defends it.

7.3
1

Zulfiqar Babar to Brendon McCullum

Flatter on off, McCullum works it through the mid-wicket region for a single.

7.2
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Brendon McCullum

Shorter on off, McCullum goes back and nudges it towards the on side.

7.1
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Brendon McCullum

Floated on middle, McCullum comes forward and defends it.

6.6
0

Mohammad Imran Khan to Tom Latham

Pitched up outside off, Latham comes forward and pushes it to covers.

6.5
0

Mohammad Imran Khan to Tom Latham

Fuller on off, Latham comes forward and defends it.

6.4
4

Mohammad Imran Khan to Tom Latham

FOUR! Top shot! Too full outside off, Latham comes forward and creams it through covers for a boundary. The fielder dived to stop but the ball beat him to the ropes.

6.3
0

Mohammad Imran Khan to Tom Latham

Fuller on off, Latham mistimes his drive towards mid on.

6.2
0

Mohammad Imran Khan to Tom Latham

Full outside off, Latham creams it through the off side but not in the gap.

6.1
0

Mohammad Imran Khan to Tom Latham

Fuller outside off, Latham comes forward and defends it.

5.6
2
lb

Zulfiqar Babar to Brendon McCullum

Slanted on middle, McCullum comes down and fails to clip it. The ball kisses the pads and goes through the keeper's legs for a couple of byes.

5.5
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Brendon McCullum

Floated on middle, McCullum looks to clip it but misses. Mild appeal turned down.

5.4
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Brendon McCullum

Shorter outside off, turned through the on side by McCullum.

5.3
1

Zulfiqar Babar to Tom Latham

Flatter outside off, nudged through long leg for a single.

5.2
0

Zulfiqar Babar to Tom Latham

Shorter outside off, Latham plays it back down the wicket.

5.1
1

Zulfiqar Babar to Brendon McCullum

Floated on middle, McCullum comes forward and works it through mid on for a single.

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Zulfiqar Babar into the attack. This was coming!

4.6
0

Rahat Ali to Tom Latham

Pushed through the on side.

4.5
4

Rahat Ali to Tom Latham

FOUR! Nice shot! Latham comes across and clips it through mid-wicket. The timing is again too good and he gets a boundary.

4.4
4

Rahat Ali to Tom Latham

FOUR! Shot! Fuller on off, Latham comes forward and just pushes it down the line through mid on for a boundary. That is a shot of a man in prime form, when a push is racing away to boundary ropes.

4.3
0

Rahat Ali to Tom Latham

Good length on off, Latham comes forward and defends it towards the on side.

4.2
0

Rahat Ali to Tom Latham

Good length on off, Latham comes forward and defends it.

4.1
0

Rahat Ali to Tom Latham

Good length on off, Latham defends it back down the wicket.

3.6
0

Mohammad Imran Khan to Brendon McCullum

NOT OUT! Good review McCullum! Good length outside off, McCullum is hit on his pads. The players appeal and the umpire says yes. McCullum does not go fo the review rightaway but does so after a consulation with his partner Latham. They go for the review and it turns out to be a good one since McCullum had inside edges his defense. Good call!

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McCullum is given out LBW. He reviews.

3.5
0

Mohammad Imran Khan to Brendon McCullum

Fuller on off, McCullum does not quite cover the line and works it through the on side.

3.4
0

Mohammad Imran Khan to Brendon McCullum

On a good length outside off, comes in, McCullum lets it go through but that was again too close to leave.

3.3
3

Mohammad Imran Khan to Tom Latham

Latham works it through the mid-wicket region for a triple.

3.2
0

Mohammad Imran Khan to Tom Latham

Fuller outside off, left alone.

3.1
0

Mohammad Imran Khan to Tom Latham

Good length on off, pushed towards point off the crease by Latham.

2.6
0

Rahat Ali to Brendon McCullum

Good length on off, McCullum defends it back down the wicket.

2.5
0

Rahat Ali to Brendon McCullum

Shorter outside off, McCullum looks to hook it through mid-wicket but does not connect.

2.4
4

Rahat Ali to Brendon McCullum

FOUR! Smashed! Fuller outside off, McCullum stands tall and cracks it through covers for a boundary. He is going to play his shots, what is your answer Misbah?

2.3
0

Rahat Ali to Brendon McCullum

Good length outside off, McCullum lets it go through on the length. The ball again nips in and goes over the stumps. Can call it a good leave!

2.2
4

Rahat Ali to Brendon McCullum

FOUR! Shot! Good length on the pads, McCullum works it through the backward square leg region. The timing is good and he gets a boundary as Imran from fine leg ran across but could not get to the ball.

2.1
0

Rahat Ali to Brendon McCullum

Fuller on middle and leg, McCullum looks to clip it through mid-wicket but fails to connect.

1.6
1

Mohammad Imran Khan to Brendon McCullum

Fuller outside off, McCullum edges it wide of mid on for a couple of runs.

1.5
0

Mohammad Imran Khan to Brendon McCullum

Length outside off, McCullum pushes it towards covers.

1.4
1

Mohammad Imran Khan to Tom Latham

Fuller on off, Latham comes forward and pushes it towards mid off for a single.

1.3
0

Mohammad Imran Khan to Tom Latham

Good length on off, Latham stands tall and defends it back down the wicket.

1.2
0

Mohammad Imran Khan to Tom Latham

On a length outside off, Latham comes forward and defends it.

1.1
1

Mohammad Imran Khan to Brendon McCullum

Good length outside off, McCullum rides the bounce and pushes it towards covers for a single.

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Imran Khan to bowl from the other end.

0.6
3

Rahat Ali to Brendon McCullum

Fuller outside off, McCullum drives it towards mid off where Babar gets down to field the ball but allows it through. He actually allowed the ball to go under him. A triple taken.

0.5
0

Rahat Ali to Brendon McCullum

CLOSE! Fuller length outside off, closer to the stumps, McCullum lets it go on the length, the ball just nips in a tad and almost knocks the stumps down. That was a close leave!

0.4
0

Rahat Ali to Brendon McCullum

Fuller on off, McCullum gets across and defends it back down the wicket.

0.3
4

Rahat Ali to Brendon McCullum

FOUR! CRACKED! Shorter outside off, McCullum stands tall and just smashes it through the vacant point region for a boundary. He really flayed that one away.

0.2
0

Rahat Ali to Brendon McCullum

On the pads, McCullum looks to clip it but misses.

0.1
1

Rahat Ali to Tom Latham

Good length outside off, Latham pushes it towards covers for a single and gets off the mark.

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